Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Friday, May 18th.
Why Elections May Not Hold In 2019 – Ex-Gov. Bafarawa
Former Sokoto state governor Attahiru Bafarawa is unsure if Nigeria’s 2019 general election would take place based on the wanton killings in parts of Africa’s most populated nation. Also, in the reckoning of Bafarawa, the All Progressives Congress-led federal government is not organised enough to ensure successful elections.
NNPC, NPA, FIRS, Others Owing FG N526bn, $21bn
The National Economic Council (NEC) has revealed that 18 federal government’s agencies did not remit N526bn and $21bn into the Federation Account between 2010 and June 2015. The council made this known on Thursday after its meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ekiti Will Reject Hunger, Hopelessness, PDP Replies Buhari
Campaign Organisation of Kolapo Olusola, the PDP candidate for the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for insinuating Ekiti has lost its values. The body was reacting to Buhari’s call on the South West caucus of the APC to carry out every legitimate step to win back Ekiti.
Court Orders Health Workers To Resume Work In 24 Hours
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Unions to suspend their strike and resume work within 24 hours. Concise News learnt that Justice Babatunde Adejumo gave the order on Thursday after listening to the submissions of Okere Nnamdi in an ex-parte motion filed by a non-governmental organisation. It was gathered that the NGO, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, in the motion, prayed the court to mandate the workers to resume work and return to the negotiation table.
FG Files Amended Charges Against Dasuki
The Nigerian government on Thursday filed a 25-count amended charge against a embattled former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Part of the charge against Dasuki was that he allegedly misappropriated and engaged in a criminal breach of trust by purportedly transferring the sum of N3.5 billion into the account of Dalhatu Investment Limited, an offence punishable under section 315 of the Penal Code Act.
Policeman Allegedly Kills Soldier In Rivers
A policeman has allegedly killed an army personnel in Port Harcourt, resulting in the sacking of the Rumukpakani Police Station by a group of soldiers. Commissioner of police in the state Zaki Ahmed said the two security personnel were involved in an argument on Thursday morning which led to a scuffle. Angered by the incident, it was gathered that some soldiers stormed the area the Police Station and reportedly arrested the Divisional Police Officer and eight others.
Police React To IG’s ‘Transmission’ Video
Video of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech during the commissioning of the Police Technical Intelligence unit in Kano was doctored, Nigeria Police Force has said. The incident was said to have happened on Monday with many Nigerians describing it as shameful.
Imo APC Mocks Okorocha, Says Gov. Politically Irrelevant
It appears crisis in the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from ending as stakeholders on Thursday said Governor Rochas Okorocha was politically irrelevant. The group made this assertion after meeting with the APC national leadership in Abuja. Dr Theo Ekechi, who spoke on behalf of the stakeholders, said they had many evidence against Okorocha.
Oil Price To Reach $100 Soon – Total
Chief Executive Officer of Total Patrick Pouyanne has predicted that the price of a barrel of crude will hit $100 later this year. Pouyanne revealed this on Thursday at a think-tank event in Washington, US, just as the price reached $80 for the first time since November, 2014.
Eagles Unmoved In Latest Fifa Rankings
Nigeria has retained their 47th position in the world and sixth in Africa in the latest Fifa monthly ranking. According to the rankings, not much international ‘A’ matches took place in the month and as a result, there are few movers. Germany, Brazil and Belgium are in the top three positions, while Nigeria’s world cup foes Argentina, Croatia and Iceland occupy fifth, 18th and 22nd positions.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.